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Interpol Approves 'State of Palestine' as Member State

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This Oct.16, 2007 file photo shows the entrance hall of Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, central France. International police agency Interpol has voted Wednesday Sept.27, 2017 to include the "State of Palestine" as a member, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for international recognition.(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 07:09 AM

International police agency Interpol has voted to include the "State of Palestine" as a member, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for international recognition.

Interpol announced the inclusion of the "State of Palestine" as well as the Solomon Islands on Twitter and its website Wednesday after a vote by its general assembly in Beijing.

With the new votes, Interpol will have 192 member countries. Interpol didn't immediately announce how many members supported Palestinian membership. UNESCO also approved Palestinian membership, prompting the U.S. and Israel to suspend funding out of protest.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, is an international clearinghouse for arrest warrants and police cooperation against cross-border crime.

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International police agency Interpol has voted to include the "State of Palestine" as a member, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for international recognition.
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 07:09 AM
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